GARRY’S QUEENSLAND RACEWAY SUPERCARS SUPPORT WRAP – SATURDAY
AT THE Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint, Peters Motorsports team mates Ryal Harris and Mason Barbera turned on a great scrap in the opening race of the V8 Ute Racing Series fourth round at Queensland Raceway.
In their Ford Falcons, they swapped positions several times after Harris led initially from the pole sitter Barbera. The later took the lead before the end of the first lap but lost out to Harris shortly after. They exchanged the front running position several times and didn’t mind rubbing panels in the process.
Ultimately Harris, the three-time series title holder, won out with Barbera finishing third behind last year’s series winner David Sieders (Holden Commodore). Next was Craig Woods (Falcon) ahead of this year’s points leader coming into the round, Kim Jane in his Holden.
Then followed Blake Sciberras (Commodore) from Andrew Fisher (Falcon) and Peter Ward (Commodore). Michael Sieders would have been next but lost his spot when he put his Commodore into the tyres at turn 6 late in the race, bringing out a two-lap safety car before Scotty Cameron (Commodore) and Marcus Zukanovic (Falcon) completed the top ten.
THERE WERE two races in the fifth round of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship with AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe and Team BRM’s Cameron Shields the winners.
In the first race Rowe led all the way to down Shields and Sage Murdoch (AGI Sport) while fourth would be argued all the way with Liam Lawson (Team BRM) winning out until pinged with a post-race penalty for an indiscretion on Tyler Everingham (Zagame Autosport).
The second race saw the top five finishers reversed with Everingham leading from the outset, all the way to the flag. Unfortunately, he was also the recipient of a post-race (five second) penalty for a little creep at the start.
That elevated Shields to the win over Ryan Suhle (Zagame), Rowe, Lawson and Murdoch.
IN THE Trophy race for round four of the Touring Car Masters, where points are only allocated for starting and finishing, Adam Garwood turned around a poor qualifier to take the win.
His Holden Torana SL/R 5000 had a gearbox failure early in the grid-deciding session, before charging through to grab the lead off Shannon O’Brien (Pontiac Firebird) with just a couple of laps to go. The later tried to reclaim the front running but speared off into the turn 3 gravel trap.
Second went to Cameron Mason (Ford Mustang) from Adam Bressington (Chev Camaro) and back markers John Bowe (Torana) and Steve Johnson (Mustang).
There was a safety car at the end of the opening lap, brought about when Darren Beale (Holden Monaro) spun in round two and with the ensuing avoiding action from many, Bruce Williams (Torana) and Eddie Abelnica (Ford Falcon XB Coupe) clashed with the former jettisoned into the outside wall and the latter copping a puncture.
Abelnica pitted for a wheel change, rejoined before a second puncture put him out and he was joined on the sideline by Keith Kassulke (Monaro) with a broken throttle cable.
Ryan Hansford (Torana) finished sixth ahead of Leo Tobin (Mustang), Jason Gomersall (Torana A9X), Rusty French (Mustang) and Cameron Tilley (Valiant Pacer).
JACK SMITH turned his qualifying pole position into an all-the-way win in the opening race of round three of the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series, beating home Tyler Greenbury and Anton DePasqualie.
For the Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VE driver, the winning margin was five seconds over his ex-Triple 8 VE-mounted Eggleston Motorsport rival. DePasqualie (Paul Morris Motorsport Ford Falcon FG) stormed to third, having started from the rear of the grid, relegated for going out for qualifying initially on unmarked tyres.
Jordan Boys (Image Racing ex-SBR Falcon) came through for fourth ahead of Thomas Randle (ex-Triple 8 Falcon), Aaron Seton (Falcon) and Josh Smith (Image Racing ex-SBR FG) who also started at the back for being under the prescribed minimum weight.
Date posted: July 29, 2017